Starts

Our starts look great this year.  We don’t have a greenhouse so we rely on grow lights, limiting the amount of seeds we can start in the spring. Still, we’ve been able to start a lot of plants and they’ve done well.

Some of this years grow-light starts. Taken 10 days ago.

Some of this years grow-light starts. Taken 10 days ago.

We need a lot more than we’re able to start ourselves, so this year we contracted with a local nursery from most of our starts.  They’re ready now and we’re going to pick them up today.

Now we have to figure out what we’re going to do with them.

The ground is still too muddy to till and there’s more rain in the forecast tomorrow.  We’ll try to keep the starts healthy until the ground dries out, but that won’t be easy.

I think this will be the last year we try to grow from transplants in the spring. The weather is just too unpredictable. Probably next year we’ll only do direct-seeding in the spring.

Whether any of this years starts ever turn into vegetables remains to be seen.